Business Development and Partnerships Manager for West Africa
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Alice is from Leeds in the UK and has been here in Sierra Leone for over 2 years. Here in Sierra Leone she has managed a national health project, a multidisciplinary complex project in Connaught Hospital and worked in informal settlements. Previously she has worked in Zimbabwe, India and in UK for NGOs, education institutions and government agencies. Her academic background is a Masters in Global Development from the University of Leeds and an undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies. Her expertise is in gender, project management, stakeholder engagement, partnership building and research management including evaluations.
Her passion is gender and improving society for the most marginalised in society. Along with working here in Sierra Leone she has fundraised and built toilets in Cockle Bay informal settlement and volunteered in Susan’s Bay fire disaster relief. Outside of work, Alice loves to be outside, especially the beaches, having fun including dancing and fine food and drink. She also has a cat in UK and a cheeky kitten called Tom here in Freetown, which you’ll likely hear about. She looks forward to getting to know and working with you all.
I am an optimistic, hardworking, quick learner who enjoys a challenge, with brilliant time management and a talent for thinking outside the box to find a solution. In addition, I have an understanding of the context and challenges of delivering programmes in West Africa; where she has successfully managed a complex multidisciplinary partnership project; a consortium project for SLURC (Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre) working in informal settlements and a national health project as part of the FCDO Saving Lives Consortium. Additionally, she has successfully delivered projects, programmes and evaluations within the NGOs, healthcare, public and education sectors in the UK, India and Zimbabwe with nearly 10 years of experience. Her academic background is a Masters in Global Development and Gender and an undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies. Her expertise in gender, project management, stakeholder engagement, partnership building and research management including evaluations.